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Prange named Gatorade Player of the Year

New Palestine High School senior Ashley Prange has been named the Gatorade Indiana softball Player of the Year. The award recognizes athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exempleray character. She is hitting .596 this season, leading the Dragons to a 29-1 record and into the State Finals for the second consecutive season. The

Spring athletes receive HHC honors

Several New Palestine athletes have been selected to All-Hoosier Heritage Conference teams. In the spring, the HHC coaches vote on All-HHC teams for baseball, softball and girls tennis. Boys golf honors are determined by placement in the HHC meet. Individual champions in track and field are deemed All-HHC. NPHS athletes who have received All-HHC honors Baseball  Jacob Garrison,

Softball State Finals tickets on sale at NPHS

Tickets for the IHSAA softball State Finals will be on sale this week at New Palestine High School beginning Wednesday. Tickets are $10. They can be purchased in the main office at NPHS Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during office hours. The NPHS softball team will face South Bend St. Joseph in the State Finals at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Golf advances with third-place sectional finish

The New Palestine golf team shot 331 Monday at the IHSAA sectional at Hawk’s Tail to advance to the regional. The Dragons finished behind sectional champion New Castle (318) and one stroke back of runner-up Mt. Vernon (330). Matt Kelley led the Dragons with an eight over-par 80. Elijah Domogala carded an 81. Quinn Dobbins and

Hausz, Austin compete at State Finals

Gavin Hausz and Drew Austin both had strong performances at Saturday’s IHSAA State Finals in Bloomington. Hausz, a regional champion in the high jump, equaled his regional height and career best of 6-foot-4. He finished 19th, clearing the height on his final jump. In the event, state champion Nate Patterson of Plymouth cleared a state-record 7-4.

Softball claims semistate title

The New Palestine softball team clinched its sixth state championship game appearance Saturday with a 12-1 victory over Corydon in the semistate championship game. NP (29-1) will face South Bend St. Joseph at 4:30 p.m. June 9 in the title game at Purdue University. NP scored three runs in the top of the first and

Softball advances to semistate final

The New Palestine softball team used timely hitting and a strong pitching performance from Mackenzie Jones to beat Tri-West 8-0 Saturday and advance to the semistate championship game at Jasper. The Dragons will meet either Jasper or Corydon at 7 p.m. in the championship game. Jones pitched a three-hit shutout, not allowing a Tri-West batter

Girls track athletes compete at State Finals

Six members of the New Palestine girls track team competed in four events at the IHSAA State Finals Friday at Indiana University. The 4×800 relay of Kaylin Casner, Victoria Crowder, Kendall Mann and Hannah Taggart finished 19th in 9:39.86. In the 800 meters, Casner placed 25th in 2:25.04. Mann was 26th in the 3200 meters, clocking

Dragons competing in semistate, state events this weekend

New Palestine athletes will compete in the IHSAA softball semistate, the track and field State Finals, as well as the tennis regional this weekend. Dates, times, directions, preview & broadcast info for all events below. Softball IHSAA semistate at Jasper, Saturday, June 2 (directions) Admission: $8/session, $10/season Schedule Dragons vs. Tri-West, 11 a.m. Corydon vs. Jasper,

Softball rolls to regional championship

The top-ranked New Palestine softball team scored 16 runs in the first two innings Tuesday in a dominant regional championship performance, beating No. 7 Edgewood 16-1 in five innings. The Dragons scored six first-inning runs before making an out. They followed with 10 in the second inning to clinch the ninth regional championship in school